The City of Calgary, located in the Alberta Prairies, is often referred to as “Cowtown” due to its long history of hosting one of the world’s largest rodeo shows and carnival a.k.a. the Stampede. Although this nickname conjures images of the old west, the city is actually quite modern and progressive. This is particularly noticeable in the use of energy efficient LED lights as part of some beautification projects.
For those of you who are familiar with my photos, you will likely have seen some of my photographs of the Langevin Bridge, which has LED lights that are programmed to change color. Sometimes, the lights change with the seasons, and sometimes the colors are selected to be festive. However, sometimes, it just seems to be completely random. Perhaps the colors are selected based on the amusement of the person operating the controls. Either way, it makes for a lovely nighttime cityscape:
Another example of using LED lights for nighttime landscaping is the fountain in Central Park:
Los Angeles—the second largest city in the U.S.A. after New York City and the most populous city in the state of California. L.A. is vibrant and phenomenal. With the nickname "City of Angels," we are sure to find some gems here.
Chicago, fondly nicknamed as 'Windy City'. With a population of 2.7 million, it is ranked the third busiest city after New York City and Los Angeles. Chicago is a city with an interesting cultural blend of visual arts, improvisational comedy, film, theater and music, particularly jazz and house blues.
Today’s featured member, Herbert, gives the impression that he is interested in people as much as he loves cameras—and he has many vintage treasures. Even a casual snapshot of his has a story that suggests curiosity about the people he photographs.
He will respectfully ask for a photo session. He does not outline why, and if you are shy, you will wonder what he has seen in you. He greets reluctance with understanding and a resounding yes with an equal amount of enthusiasm. When the day comes, he will treat you like a collaborator. And whenever he talks about the outcome—comely photos of what looks like your most confident self—he will always call you a muse.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Yamato, a 25-year-old photographer based in Japan, is an active Instagram user with over 4,000 followers from all over the world. He also takes highly stylized photographs with the Petzval 85 Lens, giving his images a distinct and slightly moody look.